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Nutrition Perspectives for the Pelvic Rehab Therapist - Seattle, WA - November 6-8, 2020

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Price: $650 (Early Registrant Price $625)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 17.5

The food we eat impacts every system of the body and nourishment status directly relates to our overall health picture affecting a multitude of conditions treated in pelvic rehabilitation. Nutrition Perspectives in Pelvic Rehab (NPPR) provides the health care professional with a unique and timely opportunity to explore multi-dimensional connections between physical therapy, pelvic rehabilitation, and nutritional sciences.  This course is a 2.5-day content-laden and cutting-edge experience designed for clinicians ready to access organized and clinically relevant nutrition information accessible to all experience levels and practice settings.

Participants will be introduced to the latest research in nutrition through immersive lectures and hands-on labs.  The course will cover essential digestion concepts, nourishment strategies and the interconnected nature of physical and emotional health across the lifespan. Further, clinicians will delve into nutritional relevancies in bowel and bladder dysfunction, pelvic health, pain, and healing.  Labs throughout include insightful demonstrations and food tastings.  The course participant will acquire new, readily applicable tools for patient empowerment, engagement, and self-management utilizing presented principles.

Whether at the beginning of your journey or well on your way down the path of integrative care, this continually updated and relevant course is a unique, not-to-be-missed opportunity.  NPPR is developed and instructed by Megan Pribyl, PT, CMPT, a physical therapist / pelvic rehab specialist with both a degree in nutrition and an intense passion for sharing the convergence of these worlds for the benefit of clients and health care providers.  



This continuing education seminar is targeted to any licensed health care professional. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.




Day One:
4:00 Registration
4:30 Objectives and Introductions  
4:45 Overview: Nutrition Perspectives in Pelvic Rehabilitation
5:30 Digestion Essentials
6:45 Lab 1: Digestive Care and Introduction to Food Prep Concepts
7:30 Adjourn

Day Two:
7:30 Review Day 1 / Questions
7:45 Interconnected Body Systems  
9:15 Lab 2: Concepts in Food Science
10:00 Break
10:15 Nutrition Basics: Linking Science to Nourishment
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Lab 3: Physical Markers of Nutritional Status
1:45 Energy Balance & Nutritional Homeostasis
2:45 Break
3:00 Nutrition and Healing: Correlates in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Pelvic Rehab
3:45 Nutrition and Pain 
4:45 Questions/Discussion
5:00 Adjourn

Day Three:
7:30 Review Day 2 / Questions
7:45 Topics in Lifespan Nutrition and Hormones
9:00 Nutritional Correlates for Pelvic Rehab Conditions: Bowel, Bladder, and Beyond
10:00 Break
10:15 Nutritional Correlates for Pelvic Rehab Conditions: Bowel, Bladder, and Beyond (Cont'd)
11:15 Lunch
12:15 Lab 4: Cultured Foods and Traditional Food Preparation Techniques
1:15 Clinical Applications: Foods that Hinder, Foods that Heal
2:00 Break
2:15 Special Topics in Integrative Care
2:45 Lab 5: Clinical Strategies for Integration: Health & Nutrition Focused Rehab
3:15 Questions/ Discussion/ Resources
3:30 Adjourn

Upon completion of this continuing education seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe digestive tract anatomy, physiology, and neurology. Define the basics of general nutrition and its effects on musculoskeletal health..
2. Discuss the processes of systemic inflammation, adrenal fatigue, gluten sensitivity, central sensitization and gut dysbiosis and their role in physical and physiological health.
3. Describe nutritional concerns for specific conditions including depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chronic pain syndrome
4. List specific evidenced-based nutritional recommendations for patients with pelvic pain; constipation, dyspareunia, IBS, incontinence, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia
5. Describe the nutritional demands during pregnancy and lactation. List nutritional links to infertility, pre-term birth and postpartum depression.
6. List specific nutrients required for hormonal homeostasis through the male and female lifespan.
7. Identify key metabolic processes affected by the continuum of obesity to the athlete triads and explain the underpinnings to the broader epidemic of nutritional dysfunction.
8. Explain the energy balance / work capacity ratio and discuss the impact on clinical decision-making and prediction of therapeutic outcomes.
9. Discuss collagen synthesis and implications for bone, muscle and tendon healing. Hypothesize on future rehabilitation and nutritional strategies based on emerging information.
10. Compare and contrast foods that hinder versus those that support healing.
11. Define the role of the rehabilitation clinician in the field of wellness and nutrition and identify strategies for safe and effective instruction about nutrition and supplements.
12. Explain in detail the interrelationship between orthopedic manual therapy, pelvic rehabilitation, and nutrition.

 NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

MTI Physical Therapy

3601 Fremont Ave N #210
Seattle, WA 98103
Recommended Lodging

Staybridge Suites Seattle - Fremont

3926 Aurora Ave
Seattle, WA 98103
Nearest Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Airport Code: SEA

17801 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98158


Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

Megan Pribyl, PT, CMPT

Megan Pribyl

Megan Pribyl, PT, CMPT is a practicing physical therapist at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, KS treating a diverse outpatient population in orthopedics including pelvic rehabilitation. She began her PT career in 2000 after graduating from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with her Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Prior, she earned her Dual-Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (B.S. Foods & Nutrition, B.S. Kinesiology) in 1998 from Kansas State University.

Megan’s longstanding passion for both nutritional sciences and manual therapy has culminated in the creation of this course designed to propel understanding of human physiology as it relates to pelvic conditions, pain, healing and therapeutic response. She harnesses her passion to continually update this course with cutting-edge discoveries creating a unique experience sure to elevate your level of appreciation for the complex and fascinating nature of clinical presentations in orthopedic manual therapy and pelvic rehabilitation. Clinicians will come away with both simple and practical integrative tools which can be immediately utilized to help clients along their path of healing.

Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.

Multi-Course Discount

This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

Group Discount

This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.

Student Discount

This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.


To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

First-Time Registrant Discount

This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)

Referral Credit/Discount

Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".